Kuwait parliamentary election

Shiite minority main victors in Kuwait parliamentary poll hit by boycott

The Shiite minority emerged the main victors in Kuwait's parliamentary polls - boycotted by the opposition which considered the new assembly illegitimate - amid poor voter turnout.

Monday, 3 December, 2012, 4:24am

Kuwait elects new parliament on low voter turnout

Elections officials count votes for the parliamentary election after a polling station closes in Kuwait City. Photo: EPA

Kuwaitis have elected a parliament including several newcomers which may prove more government-friendly than its predecessor but could lack legitimacy in the eyes of some due to a low voter turnout and an opposition boycott.

2 Dec 2012 - 4:06pm

Kuwaitis vote in poll hit by opposition boycott, protests

Thousands of Kuwaiti opposition supporters hold a demonstration in Kuwait city on Friday against a decision to change the electoral law. Photo: Xinhua

Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in a parliamentary election overshadowed by an opposition boycott, protests over a change to the polling rules and a festering political crisis.

1 Dec 2012 - 4:29pm